That the generation to come might know . . . (Psalm 78:6).
God’s Word tells us of the importance of children in the eyes of God. In Russia and her neighboring countries, generations are growing up with little or no knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and reaching them with the Gospel is critical.
Russian children and their families face monumental challenges. Economic conditions have been unstable since the Soviet collapse, and even two decades after the end of atheistic communism, millions are left with an enormous spiritual vacuum. Parents want better lives for their children, and they are deeply grateful when caring local church workers show genuine love to their little ones. Because of this, evangelical churches have tremendous opportunities for evangelistic outreach and discipleship ministries dedicated to children. Best of all, as the children are shown Christ’s love through the local church and believe the Gospel, the children often become the evangelists to reach their whole families.
Children are the church of tomorrow, and whether it’s through SGA-sponsored summer camps, orphan ministry or Sunday schools, the God-given opportunities to reach them are truly vast.
July 14th, 2014The Russian city of Orel is rich with history— created by Tsar Ivan the Terrible in the 1500s as a fortress. But this summer, Orel became a fortress of a different kind for local orphans and needy children—a fortress for love and truth.
June 26th, 2014In the course of a year, so much happens in the SGA-sponsored Orphans Reborn ministry that it is hard to choose from the many wonderful reports we receive to share with you. This month, we revisit the birthplace of Orphans Reborn—the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, where the team highlights several months of ministry to more than 900 children at 10 orphanages.
May 28th, 2014Join us in praising God for the 13,318 children in the CIS who were reached through SGA-sponsored Immanuel’s Child Christmas ministries this past January! It was yet another fruitful ministry season, thanks to God’s gracious provision.
May 28th, 2014Recently we received a very disturbing report from the Russian city of Ufa, where SGA-sponsored Orphans Reborn leaders Viktor and Natalya Slobodan have had tremendous impact in the lives of many children—both at the orphanage and among “street children” who have no dependable caregivers.